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Joseph T. Mahoney

Professor of Business Administration and Caterpillar Chair of Business

Biographical Sketch

Joseph T. Mahoney earned a BA, MA, and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, with a doctorate in Business Economics from the Wharton School of Business. He joined the College of Business of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988, and is currently Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, and Caterpillar Chair of Business. Joe’s research interest is organizational economics, which includes: dynamic capabilities and resource-based theory, transaction costs theory, real-options theory, agency theory, property rights theory, stakeholder theory, and the behavioral theory of the firm. He has published over 60 articles in journal outlets, including: Academy of Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization. His publications have been cited over 2,800 times in Web of Science, and over 12,400 times according to Google Scholar from scholars in over 80 countries. In 2005, he published his Sage book intended for first-year doctoral students in the Strategy field: Economic Foundations of Strategy. This book has been adopted by over 35 doctoral programs including: Georgia Institute of Technology, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Pennsylvania (Wharton), Purdue, Washington, Seattle, and Wisconsin-Madison; and internationally at the Copenhagen Business School, HEC-Paris, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, IE Business School, Spain, Melbourne Business School, Australia, National Taiwan University, and Vienna University, Austria. Joe is an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal. He also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Strategic Organization and has served on the editorial board of Academy of Management Review. For the academic-year 2008-2009, he served as Chair of the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management. In 2011 he received the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award from the BPS Division of the Academy of Management. In 2012 he was elected as a member of the Academy of Management Fellows. In 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society. Joe has taught courses at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the following programs: undergraduate, Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA), MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA), Professional MBA (PMBA) and Ph.D. and he has received the outstanding teaching award (as voted by the executives) five times in the Executive MBA program. For 2010 and 2013, he received the outstanding teaching award for the Professional MBA program (as voted by the executives). He has also taught in Executive training sessions at ADM and State Farm. Joe has served on 64 completed doctoral dissertation committees, and is currently serving on committees for 6 dissertations in progress.